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Re: WK2's Have Forward Collision Warning Issues

I am still not able to trigger the FCW, when I tried to let my car approach to the car in front of me faster, I still won't hear the FCW warning sound. Normally, with my previous car (Volvo XC60), I will hear the FCW with my driving style. I checked the settings today, it's set to "far".

I will keep testing it.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:53 PM
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I am still not able to trigger the FCW, when I tried to let my car approach to the car in front of me faster, I still won't hear the FCW warning sound. Normally, with my previous car (Volvo XC60), I will hear the FCW with my driving style. I checked the settings today, it's set to "far".

I will keep testing it.

*** I don't recommend this ***

The only way I am aware of to test this is having a vehicle moving slowly in front of you which turns away out of your path while you are approaching too fast. Again, I don't even recommend trying this because as I have pointed out, the system is designed to limit damage and save the occupants not a warning for people not paying attention. If the system were deffective and effected customer safety there would be a recall.

The newer systems that don't constantly throw false positives are not easy to trick.... SO DON'T TRY.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:12 PM
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Nachojeep, when you mentioned ADC, are you referring to Adaptive Cruise Control? I was told by the dealer FCW do not require ACC to be enabled to work. As for my rough transmission shift in low speed, I made an appointment with the dealership to have it checked out tomorrow, it's just not acceptable on a new vehicle, way to uncomfortable of a ride in traffic, I'm wandering if my issues have anything to do with the 300KMs it had prior to me purchasing it, the dealer said they had to drive my jeep from a remote location to get it to their location.. Found out after the purchase that the manual said the first 500KM should be driven under 90KM Per/Hour, don't believe anyone will follow that recommendation for 300KM on the highway..
You are correct I mistakenly wrote ADC for ACC... I am glad others pointed out that you dont need to have ACC on for FCW to work. Thats only when I noticed it work for me (2x). If you are putting it to work often, you (general you) should check your driving habits, like I did after the second scare.
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*** I don't recommend this ***

The only way I am aware of to test this is having a vehicle moving slowly in front of you which turns away out of your path while you are approaching too fast. Again, I don't even recommend trying this because as I have pointed out, the system is designed to limit damage and save the occupants not a warning for people not paying attention. If the system were deffective and effected customer safety there would be a recall.

The newer systems that don't constantly throw false positives are not easy to trick.... SO DON'T TRY.
Thanks, I don't do it on purpose because I don't feel comfortable to approach car in front of me too fast with hitting brake. My driving style should trigger the FCW, that's what happened to my previous car.

I got the FCW warning yesterday 2 times, on in the tunnel going to NYC. The car in front of me stop. While I was hitting brake to slow down and prepare to stop, the FCW went off. The second time was when I tried to move around a car blocking the intersection, it went off again.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:32 AM
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Thanks, I don't do it on purpose because I don't feel comfortable to approach car in front of me too fast with hitting brake. My driving style should trigger the FCW, that's what happened to my previous car.

I got the FCW warning yesterday 2 times, on in the tunnel going to NYC. The car in front of me stop. While I was hitting brake to slow down and prepare to stop, the FCW went off. The second time was when I tried to move around a car blocking the intersection, it went off again.
The dealership received a lot of complaints about the old system being too sensitive. The new system works pretty good, I was just stressing to people that "trying" to make it do it is a really bad idea and will get someones car damaged.
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The dealership received a lot of complaints about the old system being too sensitive. The new system works pretty good, I was just stressing to people that "trying" to make it do it is a really bad idea and will get someones car damaged.
I think you're right. I remember the FCW going off once in a while on my 2012 Overland, but so far with the 2014 Summit, I don't think it went off yet. Like you stated, it's not as sensitive on the 2014's.
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I have to say, I feel like he system is still WAY too sensitive in my opinion, it has scared the crap out of me twice just on the way home from work tonight, by totally overreacting to a non issue. (Car turning right into a driveway)

I don't know, I think I'm going to have to just turn mine off every day when I get in the car...which is a shame, because I like the 'idea' of it, but it just seems too impractical in my area I guess.
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I have to say, I feel like he system is still WAY too sensitive in my opinion, it has scared the crap out of me twice just on the way home from work tonight, by totally overreacting to a non issue. (Car turning right into a driveway)

I don't know, I think I'm going to have to just turn mine off every day when I get in the car...which is a shame, because I like the 'idea' of it, but it just seems too impractical in my area I guess.
You can change the system from "far" to "near" if you want it to be less sensitive.
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Re: WK2's Have Forward Collision Warning Issues

What I've also found helpful (as in the case above that Chris02stNg pointed out) is to gently apply the brakes when someone slows to turn right in front of you into a driveway or onto a side street. This lets the car know you're paying attention. You don't seem to have to actually slow down, but the act of having the brakes applied acts like a temporary shut-off switch for the system.

At least that's what I've found works for me.

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Tonys solution could make us all more attentive drivers. Treat it like a video game, always try and react before FCW intercedes.
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You can change the system from "far" to "near" if you want it to be less sensitive.
I've tried changing it to 'near',doesn't seem to make any difference at all unfortunately. I think it works great on the highway, just not so much here in the over-congested northeast side roads.
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Re: WK2's Have Forward Collision Warning Issues

I'm still waiting for my FCW to actual go off at least once.. Surprise Chrysler don't have a safe way to test if the FCW actually works at the dealers..
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